In this episode of The Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj breaks down the inner workings of fast fashion companies and explores how they are actually killing the planet.
The recent decade has seen the immediate rise of these fashion companies—churning out new, trendy, and relatively cheap clothes every few days, fueling us to shop more than ever before.
The average woman buys 64 new articles of clothing per year, half of which are worn just 3 times or less. Most of those rarely-worn articles windup in landfills (12.8 million tons, to be exact).
Between the beating it takes on the planet and the way it can exploit workers around the world, it may be enough to make you think twice about maintaining a closet full of fast fashion finds.
Watch the full episode above to get a closer look at the dark side of the industry.